Ascending Profit System Review (Updated February 14, 2018). The SEC issued an advisory against Unity Network. Still, want to recruit huh? Warning! You can be criminally charged.
A Pyramid Scheme
The product does not have value except for the high commissions from their affiliate program. Most of the content is available online at zero or less cost to you. Their videos testimonials are lies. They will tell you that their online business is earning but the truth is they earned because they recruited someone. They are selling a recruitment program and not a product. A typical characteristic of a pyramid scheme.
There is no refund policy.
Ascending Profit System by Unity Network
Ascending Profit System (APS) is a digital product that Unity Network is currently selling. Unity Network is an SEC Registered Philippine Company founded by Eduard Reformina. But be careful. Just because a Corporation is SEC registered does not necessarily mean it is authorized to sell to the public. Moreover, your payment will not be recognized with an official receipt.
Unity Network does not have a refund policy. However, they will pay you Php5,000.00 if after 45 days you have not recruited anyone. It is not bad if you paid Php12,990, Php25,990 and 45,990 for higher membership plans, is it?
Eduard Reformina is the same person who founded Ignition Marketing. Ignition Marketing is gone. If you want to know about Ignition Marketing, you can check it at Ignition Marketing or read Archipelagofiles.com review.
What You Will Learn in This Ascending Profit System Review
You may have heard of it from your friend’s Facebook posts. You may have read it in blogs. Their advertisements about Ascending Profit System is all over Facebook. I am sure all of them will tell you to buy it.
What is Ascending Profit System? What are the features of this digital product? How much does it cost? What makes APS so tempting in the eyes of the Filipinos? Is APS worth the money?
In this article, you will know the answers to these questions.
Overall, you will know why I will never recommend the Ascending Profit System. I am currently under the Basic Plan worth Php2,990.00. Thus, I believe I can provide you with an honest and unbiased review of this product.
The money I paid for basic membership is the amount I am willing to lose while providing you with an unbias review. I will never earn a commission because I will not recommend it. Had I upgraded to a Gold, Titanium, or Platinum membership, my review would have been different because the membership fee is unreasonably high.
What is Ascending Profit System?
According to their website “Ascending Profit System is a step-by-step coaching program and passive income system for Filipinos who want to start and grow a profitable online business, be their boss and live the life they want.”
The definition is tempting. Who would not want a profitable online business, no boss and live the life they want while earning passive income.
However, the truth is, you will learn how to promote Ascending Profit System as an affiliate marketer.
What are the Features of Ascending Profit System?
They will provide you with a 10-Step Training Program. Is it a training program? Let’s see.
The 10-Step Training Program
Step 1- Secrets of the Internet Marketing Millionaires
According to this step, the five critical elements of a successful internet business are traffic; sales funnel, sales presentation, follow up and products.
I believe Google can provide more than this and it is entirely free.
Step 2- How to Shortcut Your Success by Leveraging a Proven Systems
Business owners own a system that generates income for them. If you want complete freedom, you need to have a system for your business.
I do not think you have to pay for this. Anyone whose interest is in business knows the importance of systems.
Step 3- What to Sell to Have a Profitable Business Online
It says that the three most profitable evergreen markets online are health, relationship, and money. Moreover, you can immediately start making money using affiliate marketing.
You can find more than this on the internet. Some authority sites have extensive market research on specific niches, and they are free.
Step 4- What is the Most Important Income for Your Business
In this level, you will learn affiliate marketing including advantages and disadvantages. Also, you will know the Unity Network affiliate program. See screenshot below. You will understand that backend income is significant in business.
Again, with just one click in a google search, you can find free resources. You do not need to pay.
Step 5 How to Earn Your First Million Much Faster
They will introduce the ascension business model and the ascending profit system as the fastest way to earn your first million. They will also discuss Unity Network’s products plus their corresponding commissions.
It sounds like a guarantee to quick money.It says that other firms are also using the system you are about to learn. I do not know how did they come up with this idea. Their primary focus is the amount of commission you will earn in each level of membership. Features are just secondary.
Step 6 How to Properly Position Your Business for Future and Long-Term Success
They are now trying to tell you to buy their expensive membership plans because you will get high commissions from them.
They call it early positioning. They recommend that you upgrade to top plans so that you will not miss the opportunity. If someone buys from your affiliate link and upgrade to a higher plan, your commission is based on your plan at the time of purchase.
Step 7 How to Think Like a Millionaire Business Owners
You need to be clear-cut with your goals. It talks about the income you want to achieve in a timeline.
There is nothing special about this step. You can read it in some best-selling books. Also, a quick search on Google can give you more than what is revealed in this step. Step 7 emphasizes how you can achieve the income you want using their products. That is an excellent way to tell the new members that they must upgrade.
After this step, you need to book a session with your coach.
Step 8 How to Level Up your Business to Double or Triple Your Income Without Doing Any Additional Effort
There is nothing new at this stage. It is just a showcase of their product highlighting the number of commissions you can earn at various levels.
Step 9 How to Earn Php200,000.00- Php2,000,000.00 in 1 Year or Less With Ascending Profit System (APS) & Unity Network
Again, it sounds like a guarantee that everyone will earn a certain amount. The title alone is an enticing way to lure the members to buy gold, titanium or platinum membership.
Also, they have their matching bonus which allows you to get additional Php100,000 or 1,000,000.00 and a silver ring. It happens only when a member earns 100,000 or 1,000,000 respectively. It is another marketing tactic to persuade the members to raise their memberships.
Step 10 How to Start Using Your Ascending Profit System (APS) Money Making Machine to Start Earning Big Upfront, Residual & Backend Commissions
It is another step to promote their products and high commission affiliate program.
See what you will learn:
After finishing Step 10, you can now schedule your one on one coaching with your coach. My experience with the coach is ridiculous. The person did nothing but convince me to upgrade my membership. He is a sales agent and not a coach.
This 10 Step is not a training program. In fact, you can find some of these ideas on the internet at no cost. Steps 7-10 are marketing schemes to attract the members to upgrade their membership plans. Higher Ascending Profit System (APS) membership means higher affiliate commission.
Is Unity Network selling a training program or a recruitment scheme? Let’s find out.
30 Day Traffic Implementation Program (30 TIP)
The 30-Day TIP of the Ascending Profit System will teach you how to drive traffic to your affiliate link with the goal of quick earnings. You will use Facebook to post your affiliate link.
Day 1 to 2: Drive Traffic Using Inspire TV
What to do? Watch a video you love to share on Facebook in inspiretv.co. Copy the link to the video and insert your unique affiliate at the end of the URL address. Share it on Facebook.
Day 3 to 4: Driving Traffic Using Free Facebook Strategy
You share videos with affiliate links using your FB account. Some of the videos contain a promise that you will make money using their system.
Day 5 to 6: Driving Traffic Using Events
You create an event and invite people to join webinars at scheduled days and time. There are unique links to promote these webinars with your affiliate code at the end of the URL.
Day 7 to 9: Driving Traffic by Giving Away Free Gifts
You will endorse the free eBook affiliate link.
Day 10 to 12: Drive Traffic by Leveraging Other People Results
They will tell you to share the stories or video testimonials of members who have earned hundreds of thousands or millions through their affiliate program. There is an affiliate code in every video you share.
They do this to let the prospects know that some are making money from the affiliate program.
Day 13 to 20: Driving Traffic Using Facebook Ads
You will be spending for FB ads. A video will be shown to you discussing fundamental FB advertising. Unfortunately, you will not learn Facebook Pixel on the 30-Day TIP. A good social marketer knows that FB Pixel is a powerful tool in the promotion. Without this, new members will lose more money.
Assuming you have 10,000 clicks in your ad, yet no one buys from your link. If you have FB Pixel, you can get back to that audience through retargeting. Do not start FB advertising when the pixel is not active. That is the advice an experienced marketer should tell you.
Day 21 to 25: Escalation Method
Escalation method refers to the public display of commissions with an added storyline to lure prospects to click on the affiliate link. See sample screenshots below.
Day 26 to 30: Shooting Facebook Live
They will tell you to create Facebook live videos with an emphasis on Lifestyle Marketing. When you look at some of the members Facebook profile, you will see that their live videos are shown with luxury cars in the background. Sometimes it is taken in luxury hotels, beach resorts or during an expensive foreign trip. Since most people want a good lifestyle, financial abundance and time freedom, your live videos must portray this message.
They call this as Lifestyle Marketing. It is a teaser of what lies ahead when you join Unity Network affiliate program and promote their Ascending Profit System. It is an excellent way to entice people to join the network.
The 30-Day TIP focuses on driving traffic to your affiliate link using your Facebook account. I am not a fan of this type of marketing. Using your profile to promote your affiliate business is annoying. You will inevitably end up on your friend’s unfollowed list.
The suggested FB advertising will incur so much cost if you start without pixel. Unfortunately, you will not learn this useful tool in the 30-Day TIP.
Some of the strategies may not be appropriate for social media (Lifestyle Marketing and Escalation Method). We cannot blame them for doing so since it is one of the most effective ways of attracting online prospects.
What is the Cost of Membership Level
Basic Level (Php2,990.00)
- 10 Step Training
- 30 Day Traffic Implementation Program
- Ascending Profit System
- 1-on-1 Coaching
- Weekly Live Online Group Coaching
- Basic Resell Rights- You earn Php1,000.00 commission every time you refer a Basic Sales.
Gold Level (Php12,990.00/year)
- Breakthrough Vault- A library of weekly online coaching.
- Impact Instrument.
- Gold Resell Rights- Qualified to earn Php2,000 commissions.
Titanium Level (Php25,990)
- 1 ticket to attend Titanium Inner Circle Seminar Live.
- Lifetime access to recordings of titanium inner circle seminars (Titanium Vault).
- Freedom Formula Course.
- Titanium Resell Rights- Qualified to earn Php7,000 commissions.
Platinum Level (By Invitation Only)
- Attend to the three days two nights Platinum Mastermind every year (Platinum Mastermind).
- Platinum vault- records of highlights of platinum mastermind.
- Platinum Resell Rights- Qualified to earn Php11,000.00 commissions.
I receive an invite for platinum level with an upgrade cost of Php84,970. Overall my total payment would have been Php87,960.00 if I accepted the sales proposal. However, if I did, this honest review on ascending profit system by Unity Network probably would not exist.
The coaches also offer coaching program. When you watch the coaching program on Facebook, you will see that their main focus is the recruitment of people to buy the Ascending Profit System.
I find UN affiliate marketers unethical because they never disclose that everytime you click and buy through their affiliate links, they will earn a commission.
What Makes Ascending Profit System So Attractive?
Many of their members believe it is not a quick rich scheme. However, their marketing materials and training programs say otherwise. Their disclaimers read as “The results and income examples shown on this website are extraordinary. They are designed to give you an idea of what’s possible. Individual results may vary. Unity Network does not guarantee that anyone will make money from the use of promotion of our business training products, training, and services. Success in any business requires leadership effort, skills, commitment, and dedication and will be dependent 100% on your effort.”
There is evidence that Unity Network guarantees its members to quick cash.
- The Step 5 of 10-Step Training Program says “How to Earn Your First Million Much Faster”.
- The Step 8 of 10-Step Training Program tells “How to Level Up Your Business To Double Or Triple Your Income Without Doing Any Additional Effort”.
- Step 9 of 10-Step Training Program. How to Earn Php200,000 & 2,000,000 in 1 year or Less with APS & Unity Network
- Step 10 of 10-Step Training Program. How to Start Using Your Ascending Profit System Money Making Machine to Start Earning Big Upfront, Residual & Backend Commissions.
Some members say they are making money online from affiliate marketing. The commission as an affiliate is high. For instance, if somebody buys a platinum plan in your affiliate link, you can earn up to Php21,000 (1,000+2,000+7,000+11,000). They publicly post their earnings on Facebook as part of their escalation method to attract prospects. Also, they create success stories and share them on their timelines, groups, and pages.
How does Unity Network Members Earn from Ascending Profit System
As a Unity Network member, you need to promote the Ascending Profit System to earn. You will recruit people so that you will have a commission. Recruiting other people using your unique affiliate link is the only way you can make money from APS. They did not disclose this in their marketing testimonial videos. They only told us that they are making money using the Ascending Profit System or their business is making money using the APS.
If you are on top or ahead of the line, or have the resources to scale your recruitment process, then there is a high chance that you can recruit more and make money.
Is Ascending Profit System by Unity Network a Scam, or a Pyramid Scheme?
The characteristics of a Pyramid Scheme, according to US SEC, are:
- No genuine product or service
- Promises of high returns in a short period.
- Easy money or passive income.
- No demonstrated revenue from retail sales.
- Buy-in required.
- Complex commission structure.
- Emphasis on recruiting.
Based on the above criteria, I believe Ascending Profit System by Unity Network is a SCAM and a PYRAMID SCHEME. It has no genuine product or service. It promises quick money and emphasizes the recruitment program.
What will happen if you can no longer recruit? The pyramid will inevitably fall.
SEC Warning Against Unity Network (Unitynet) Corporation
On February 14, 2018, the Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission issued a warning against Unity Network for enticing the public to invest in the said entity online.
It says in part:
” The public is hereby informed that although UNITYNET CORPORATION is registered with the Commission as a corporation, however, such primary registration merely confers upon the entity a juridical personality under the Corporation Code of the Philippines and does NOT authorize it to offer, solicit, sell or distribute any investment/securities. Such activities require a Secondary License from the Commission and the securities or investment product should likewise be registered with SEC before they can be offered or sold to the public under Sections 8 and 12 of the Securities Regulation Code (SRC).
Consequently, those who act as salesmen, brokers, dealers or agents of UNITYNET CORPORATION in selling or convincing people to invest in the investment scheme being offered by UNITYNET CORPORATION including solicitations or recruitment through the internet may likewise be prosecuted and held criminally liable under Section 28 of the Securities Regulation Code and penalized with a maximum fine of Five Million pesos (P5,000,000.00) or penalty of Twenty One (21) years imprisonment or both pursuant to Section 73 of the SRC.
Accordingly, those who invite or recruit other people to join or invest in this venture or
offer contracts or securities to the public may be held liable or accordingly sanctioned or
penalized in accordance with the Supreme Court decision in the case of SEC vs. Oudine Santos
(G.R. No. 195542, March 19, 2014). “
Is Ascending Profit System Worth Your Money?
It is not worth your money. Never buy Ascending Profit System by Unity Network. The internet has an extensive database of resources to learn affiliate marketing. Head on to Udemy. You can find excellent affiliate marketing courses at $15 or less.
If you check YouTube, you can find most affiliate marketing strategies. In a google search, you can see blogs and authority sites giving free affiliate marketing tutorials.
If you are promoting a product because of its high commission, then you are doing it wrong. Ascending Profit System has nothing to offer except the high commissions you will earn when you can recruit people to buy from your affiliate link.
The essence of Ascending Profit System is not the product itself but the recruitment program.
Unity Network is trying to convince everyone that it is not an MLM Pyramid Scheme. However, when you check their marketing strategies, you will find most of their techniques are just the same.
The escalation method (showing of income in public) and lifestyle marketing are favorite ways which MLM Pyramid Schemes are implementing. Offering a guarantee to make money fast is common in these firms. Just like Pyramid Schemes, Unity Network emphasizes recruitment of affiliates.
The marketing strategies target the vulnerability of a typical quick-rich mindset.
The Ascending Profit System focuses on generating commissions at various levels. There are testimonials from individuals earning from the affiliate program. Ultimately, they earned because they recruited someone and not because Ascending Profit System helped their online business.
The information you can find in this product is available on the internet at zero or less cost to you.
The Ascending Profit System did not add any value to me. The information given is inferior compared to the available free resource I have found on authority sites and blogs.
Their affiliate marketers are promoting the APS unethically. They never disclose in their post and FB ads that they will earn a commission of 1,000, 2,000, 7,000 and 11,000, everytime you click and buy through their affiliate links.
You can make money online using the Ascending Profit System. However, I believe it is not ethical to promote a product without value to your audience.
Points to Ponder
Trustworthy affiliate marketers create content to help their audience and not because they will earn commissions every time they purchase.
What are your thoughts about Ascending Profit System? Is it useful? Share your views in the comment section below.
P.S. If you want to learn more about Internet Marketing here are my recommended free resources;
- QuickSprout.com by Neil Patel.
- Neilpatel.com by Neil Patel.
- Smartpassiveincome.com by Pat Flynn.
- Nichehacks.com by Stuart Walker.
Note: Exchange rate as of December 12, 2017 is $1 =Php50.40.
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